System Verification & Validation Designer

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Date: 11-Mar-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:407633 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.


Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada's busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope :  new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.



The System Verification and Validation (V&V) will participate in System Verification and Validation team in testing our solutions. Mainly: 

  • Detail and perform all the in-house activities in the scope of the V&V team, and interface experts delegated in other departlments. Cooperate tighly with Test &Commissioning (T&C) to ensure seamless integration and alignment between in-hous and on-site testing activites and results/ Interface with design teams to share and details the results of the V&V activities. 

  • Agree with V&V Manager on strategy, scheduling and budget, and share progress, results and issues during execution


Essential Responsibilities 

Multi-disciplinary environment working with the design, engineering, and the commissioning. The key accountabilities are :

  • Contribute to the definition of the Project Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, and act proactively for its implementation

  • Define verification methodology for selected deliverables, when requested from V&V strategy

  • Define test plans and test descriptions for in-house activities. Liaise with Project Commissionning Manager for exported tests

  • Perform and report on allocated verification, integration and test activities

  • When Safety is involved, share and justify the results with Safety Assurance Manager to feed safety demonstration

  • Interface with experts in other department to align on selected V&V activity methodology

  • Represent Alstom in front of customers or partners, for instance to provide overview of test progress, issues, risks and opportunities

  • Specify, procure, develop, setup and configure assets such as test benches and instrumentation

  • Provide data to maintain applicable KPIs

  • Provide valuable feedback for REX sessions and continuous improvement

  • Manage configuration and change management cycle related with V&V activities (simulation configuration, anomaly tracking, etc.)

  • Follow-up with T&C for tests exported to site execution



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and course work or work experience in networking or telecommunication

  • 0-3 years experience

  • P. Eng certification or in progress

  • Good Analytical skill is requied

  • Understanding and experience in Software Coding


Desired Characteristics: 

  • Open-minded

  • (Self) entrepreneurial

  • Problem setting and problem solving

  • Sense of urgency

  • Writing skills required: clarity, rigor and concision​​​​


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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